Pupil Premium

At Jacobstow Community Academy we are committed to improving academic success and learning outcomes for all our pupils. Our school receives extra funding, called Pupil Premium, from the government to:

  • raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities to reach their potential
  • support children and young people with parents in the regular armed forces

What is the Purpose of Pupil Premium?

Publicly-funded schools in England are provided with additional funding from the government to help them improve the attainment of their disadvantaged pupils.   Evidence shows that children from disadvantaged backgrounds:

  • generally face extra challenges in reaching their potential at school
  • often do not perform as well as their peers

The pupil premium grant is designed to allow schools to help disadvantaged pupils by improving their progress and the exam results they achieve. Schools get pupil premium funding based on the number of pupils they have from the groups outlined below. The Pupil Premium is not based on ability.

Applying for Pupil Premium

Any qualifying family that registers their eligibility (based on the free school meal criteria) will help raise pupil premium money for the school.

How can I help my child to receive Pupil Premium? 

The pupil premium funding is intended to directly benefit the children who are eligible.  A child who has received ‘Income and credit based Free School Meals’ within the last 6 years or a child who has been looked after under local authority care for more than one day, will be given pupil premium funding.  It can also be received for a child whose parent works within the armed forces.

Income and credit based Free School Meals eligibility criteria:

  • Universal Credit (with an annual net earned income of no more than £7,400)
  • Income Support
  • Income-related Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • Guaranteed element of Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (without Working Tax Credit) and an annual gross income of no more than £16,190


  • A child who is in or was once in the care system for a day or more
  • A child who is adopted
  • You work in the Armed services or TA now or within the last 5 years

If you feel that you meet any of the above criteria then please follow the link below to fill out your application via the Cornwall Council Website.


All matters regarding the use of Pupil Premium funds are treated with discretion and in confidence.

Early Years Pupil Premium 

The Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP) is additional funding for early years settings to improve the education they provide for disadvantaged 3-and 4-year-olds.   The eligibility criteria can be found on the GOV.UK website.

Please see the document below that outlines our 3 year Strategy Statement for our use of the Pupil Premium Grant from 2021- 2024. Information relating to the 2020-21 impact information is included within this document.

Our evaluated pupil premium strategy for 2021-2022 is included as a separate document.

2021 – 2022

2022 – 2024 Pupil Premium Strategy Statement

Jacobstow Community Academy Pupil Premium Strategy Statement 2022 -2024